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A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers : to which are prefixed a history of the language, and an English grammar (Volume 1)

Published 1819

Second issue of the first American edition

Frontispiece portrait signed: G. Fairman, sculpt. Caption reads: Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. Engraved for the first American edition of Johnson's quarto dictionary published by M. Thomas, Philadelphia, 1818. J. Porter, printer

Fleeman, J.D. Johnson

Shaw & Shoemaker

Stanhope Bayne-Jones, M.D

NLM copy, "Erwin F. Smith" inscribed at head of ms. word list on verso of front flyeaf, which has been reinforced with hand-sewn leather at the margins

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Publisher Philadelphia : Printed and published by James Maxwell
Language English
Digitizing sponsor Open Knowledge Commons, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Book contributor U.S. National Library of Medicine
Collection medicalheritagelibrary; medicineintheamericas; usnationallibraryofmedicine; americana

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